The Skatalites began performing in Jamaica in May 1964. The group was so hot that their first rehearsal became a show. So many people had lined up outside the venue, they decided to just charge admission and let everybody in! They were the top musicians on the island at the time, having come together after playing in different bands and on various recording sessions. These records were made to be played at the many competing sound systems around the island. The band became legendary, backing all the developing artists of the day, such as Toots and The Maytals, Prince Buster and "The Wailing Wailers" featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. These groups were all recording on the new beat called ska, which had an infectious rhythm that was catching on like wildfire. Eventually, the beat slowed down into rocksteady, and then reggae. This wildfire spread unstoppably around the world, developing into a huge musical tree with many stylistic branches, including lovers rock, dub, dancehall/raggae, ska-punk, and others. Hugely popular groups like The Police, The Clash, The Specials, The English Beat, Sublime, and No Doubt all have their roots firmly planted in the music of The Skatalites.

Suburban Sensi

"Suburban Sensi have made a name for themselves by blending a unique mix of psychedelic rock influences with reggae, ska, funk, hip hop and even country to create a sound that is intriguing and mysterious yet uplifting and danceable and completely one of a kind. Forming in 2008 in South Jersey, by cousins Tommy Gonzales (Guitar, Vocals) and Steve Difalco (Keyboard, Vocals) the band had a few lineups before the current roster of Anton Milioti (Bass, vocals), Buddy Alaimo (Drums) and Ken Ditmars (Percussion). Suburban Sensi wins over new fans every time they step on stage, with their tight musicianship and unique performances, always getting the crowd involved and feeding off their energy. Sensi has become one of the most popular and in demand bands in the Tri state area music and festival scene playing tons of major venues, festivals, bars and parties. Suburban Sensi has shared stages with notable artists such as 311, Ziggy Marley, Moe, The Wailers, Matisyahu ,Yellowman ,Keller Williams ,Bernie Worrell ,The Expendables ,Badfish and many others."
"Suburban Sensi's new self titled record is a perfect mosiac of all the bands styles and influences put into one. With a little something for everyone the band sends your ears on a cosmic journey through a variety of soundscapes and melodies that will have you grooving along and coming back for more. Available on all digital music outlets now!"​

P-Funk North

Alternative Rock Reggae Fusion is on the loose when P-Funk North brings the party! Straight out of Dirty Jersey, the rock/reggae rude boys are consistently working hard and partying harder. Let's get rowdy! When I say P-Funk, you say North!

Tropic Vibez is a NJ/NY based reggae hop band. Through our music, we combine influences of Jamaican dancehall and reggae with modern Cali Roots, to bring you a music experience like no other. Some of those influences include Buju Banton, Don Carlos, Sublime, and Slightly Stoopid. Check out the music, feel the Tropic Vibe.

$20.00

Tickets

$20 in advance, or $25 cash at the door. 

$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for all ages under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant. 

Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
Stanhope House - Main Stage